Regional Hits of 1997

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The standard page for 1997 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1997 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 Moves 0 Moves 0 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 Moves 0 Moves 0 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 1
2 Jewel You Were Meant for Me Moves -16 Moves -2 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You Moves 0 Moves 0 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You 2
3 Hanson Mmmbop Moves 0 Moves 0 Hanson Mmmbop Moves -2 Moves -2 Aqua Barbie Girl 3
4 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You Moves 2 Moves -2 No Doubt Don't Speak Moves 0 Moves 0 No Doubt Don't Speak 4
5 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Moves -1 Moves -114 Aqua Barbie Girl Moves 2 Moves 2 Hanson Mmmbop 5
6 No Doubt Don't Speak Moves 2 Moves 1 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Moves -1 Moves -1 Will Smith Men in Black 6
7 Mariah Carey Honey Moves -7 Moves -92 Will Smith Men in Black Moves 1 Moves 1 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly 7
8 Jewel Foolish Games Moves -26 Moves -5 Chumbawamba Tubthumping Moves -9 Moves -2 The Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) 8
9 Usher You make Me Wanna Moves -16 Moves -6 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight Moves -11 Moves -24 Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) 9
10 Savage Garden I Want You Moves -9 Moves -11 The Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) Moves 2 Moves -11 Madonna Don't Cry For Me Argentina 10
11 The Wallflowers One Headlight Moves -55 Moves -94 U2 Discotheque Moves 0 Moves 0 U2 Discotheque 11
12 Sheryl Crow Everyday is a Winding Road Moves -28 Moves -20 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 Moves -6 Moves -69 Wes Alane 12
13 Chumbawamba Tubthumping Moves 5 Moves -6 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony Moves -17 Moves -25 Spice Girls Mama 13
14 Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life Moves -15 Moves 7 Mariah Carey Honey Moves -47 Moves -1 The Backstreet Boys As Long As You Love Me 14
15 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight Moves 6 Moves -44 The Backstreet Boys As Long As You Love Me Moves 1 Moves -2 The Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back) 15
16 Notorious BIG & P Diddy Mo Money Mo Problems Moves -12 Moves -88 The Cardigans Lovefool Moves -20 Moves -11 Ricky Martin (Un Dos Tres) Maria 16
17 Boyz II Men 4 Seasons of Loneliness Moves -24 Moves -11 The Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Moves 2 Moves 9 Chumbawamba Tubthumping 17
18 Shawn Colvin Sunny Came Home Moves -54 Moves 16 Jewel You Were Meant for Me Moves -100 Moves 6 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 18
19 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony Moves 6 Moves 9 Savage Garden I Want You Moves -73 Moves -84 Tic Tac Toe Warum? 19
20 En Vogue Don't Let Go (Love) Moves -6 Moves -3 Meredith Brooks Bitch Moves -12 Moves 11 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight 20

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